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DELL OptiPlex 3040

DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

$572.75
$502.04 $70.71 cheaper than 23 days ago
4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Aug 2016
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Ultracompact, energy efficient desktop with versatile deployment and custom mounting options. Powerfully efficient: Powered by 6th generation Intel Core processors. Multitask smoothly: Up to 16GB... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This desktop computer received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PC Mag.

Good Product Quality

A few DELL OptiPlex 3040 owners who purchased it said that it was good quality. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Great call quality and volume” in their review of this PC. Pc Mag also wrote “Excellent call quality”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of DELL OptiPlex 3040 reviewers concluded that the product was quiet. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this PC on PC Mag “Silent operation”.

Only Released Three Months Ago

This personal computer was only released three months ago, so it is likely to have more advanced features than some of the older personal computers.

Good Size

A few DELL OptiPlex 3040 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Pc Mag scored it 4 stars and mentioned on PC Mag “Compact chassis with some internal expansion space”. Pc Mag also mentioned “Compact dimensions”.

Easy to Use

One DELL OptiPlex 3040 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the DELL OptiPlex 3040 was easy to use. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag this year “Easy to use” in their review.

Large Storage Capacity

One customer mentioned that the DELL OptiPlex 3040 had good storage. Pc Mag said in November this year “Fold down handle for easy storage” in their review of this PC.

Nice Design

One DELL OptiPlex 3040 reviewer said in their reviews that this PC was aesthetic. This month Pc Mag wrote “Aesthetically and technically impressive” in their review of the DELL OptiPlex 3040 and rated it 80 out of 100.

Good Battery Life

One customer said that it had a good battery life. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Good battery life” in their review of the DELL OptiPlex 3040.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec PCs that were launched in the last year.

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Good Brand

DELL medium processor core PCs have good reviews on average and across all personal computers DELL is one of the superior manufacturers.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released in the last 12 months. Medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040 have weights of between 38g and 16kg.

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Very Shallow

At only 176 millimeters, the OptiPlex 3040 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040. The average depth of medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 is 330mm, and the depths range from 33mm to 600mm.

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Very Narrow

Across all the computers that have been around for the last year the widths range from 34mm to 7,100mm. The OptiPlex 3040 is fairly narrow (only 36 millimeters) compared to most of the other PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One DELL OptiPlex 3040 owner wrote in their reviews that it was not well made. This month Pc Mag mentioned “Chunky plastic build” although they gave it a score of 4 stars. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was not reliable. Pc Mag said on PC Mag this year “Not always reliable” but despite that they still scored the product 80 out of 100.

Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of new PCs range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 2.5 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst personal computers of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available including cheaper computers such as the 800 G2, or the EliteDesk 800 G2 ($949.99) both from HP.

If you would prefer a computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the 400 G3 MT (3.2GHz), or the 400 G3 MT (3.3GHz) both from HP.

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Only Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The OptiPlex 3040 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for the last year have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core PCs that came out in the last year is 7.8GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040.

Alternative 4GB memory computers currently available which you might also want to consider include the OptiPlex 9020, or the OptiPlex 3040 ($759.00) both from DELL which is cheaper.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040. Across all the latest medium processor core PCs the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 10TB.

Other 500GB hard drive capacity personal computers currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper computers such as the DELL OptiPlex 9020, or the Acer Veriton X2640G.

If you are looking for a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the HP 400 G3 MT (1TB).

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040 range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 42GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 6 megabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other new personal computers. The smallest processor cache of recently released personal computers is 2MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The OptiPlex 3040 is a four processor thread computer.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of similar spec personal computers that were launched in the last year is 3.6GHz. At only 3.1 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released in the last 12 months.

Other 500GB total storage capacity PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper personal computers such as the DELL OptiPlex 9020.

If this desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP 400 G3 MT (1TB).

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other HDD PCs currently available including the DELL OptiPlex 9020 which is cheaper.

If the storage speed of this DELL desktop computer is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP 800 G2 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot Type
Case Colour
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Panel Type
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
Supported Number of Colours Display

Expert Reviews

(1)
15 April 2016

The Dell Optiplex 3040 Small Form Factor business desktop has a sixth-generation Intel Core i5 processor and some room for external expansion. It's a fine choice for a growing SMB or home office...

Compact chassis with some internal expansion space
Generous port selection
Easy to service
Affordable
Easy-to-navigate software
Half-height PCIe slots
Lacks integrated Wi-Fi
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Poor display
Chunky plastic build

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00612058941718, 00736313597127, 00779184000242, 00779184131632, 00779184131748, 00884116211808, 00884116212034, 00884116212089, 00884116212096, 00884116212188, 00884116235309, 05397063671120
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